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Is there such thing as Mainstream games?

#1TrueFinalePosted 3/23/2014 12:47:21 PM
If you were to think about it, there's actually no exact definition of what is a considered a mainstream game.

I think whether it is or not comes to whether the majority of the gaming community plays, has played or know about the game. For instance I would consider the following game or game series mainstream:
- WoW
- Dota2
- LoL
- CoD
- Battlefield
- Halo
- Diablo 3
- Minecraft
- Assassin's Creed
- Team Fortress 2
- GTA
- Dark Souls

Then there are games like these which are big titles that a lot of people know but is hard to consider whether they are or not, I don't think they are:
- Total War series
- Resident Evil
- Final Fantasy
- Starcraft 2
- Hitman
- Dark Souls

What do you guys think? That the idea of mainstream games don't really exist anymore?
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#2JKatarnPosted 3/23/2014 12:49:48 PM
TrueFinale posted...
If you were to think about it, there's actually no exact definition of what is a considered a mainstream game.

I think whether it is or not comes to whether the majority of the gaming community plays, has played or know about the game. For instance I would consider the following game or game series mainstream:
- WoW
- Dota2
- LoL
- CoD
- Battlefield
- Halo
- Diablo 3
- Minecraft
- Assassin's Creed
- Team Fortress 2
- GTA
- Dark Souls

Then there are games like these which are big titles that a lot of people know but is hard to consider whether they are or not, I don't think they are:
- Total War series
- Resident Evil
- Final Fantasy
- Starcraft 2
- Hitman
- Dark Souls

What do you guys think? That the idea of mainstream games don't really exist anymore?


All but the Total War series and Dark Souls on your second list are quite mainstream.
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#3cancerstormPosted 3/23/2014 12:56:26 PM
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#4Lucavi000Posted 3/23/2014 1:02:24 PM
I'm sure that any and all AAA titles are mainstream.
#5SpazH3dPosted 3/23/2014 1:04:34 PM
A Mario game would be mainstream, because your mom knows about him. Maybe,
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#6clowningPosted 3/23/2014 1:38:42 PM
There is no objective criteria for "mainstream games". There never has been, it's all very ambiguous. It's another meaningless term like "casual", "hardcore", "good", "bad", etc. that people throw around, but no one knows what the hell anyone means when they use them.
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